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SUPREME COURT VERDICTS: Card Reader cannibalised

Card Reader working in Agodo unit 44 ward d in Lagos

Just before the 2015 general elections, the card reader, the new device introduced by the electoral regulator gained currency as the election game changer with its supposed ability to scrutinise and sieve out fraudulent votes. However, the Supreme Court with its recent pronouncements on contentions in some of the most controversial governorship elections has pulled the rug off the feet of the Card Reader.

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PIC.23. SENATE CHAMBER DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (9/6/15).
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Senators on Card Reader

JUST before the 2015 general elections, the card reader, the new device introduced by the electoral regulator gained currency as the election game changer with its supposed ability to scrutinise and sieve out fraudulent votes. However, the Supreme Court with its recent pronouncements on contentions in some of the most controversial governorship elections has pulled the rug off the feet of the Card Reader.

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Adebayo-Shittu

Why Buhari gave big roles to Yoruba in his cabinet — Shittu, Communications Minister

Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu was a member of the Oyo State House of Assembly in the Second Republic (October 1979 to September 1983). He was the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs under the Dr. Omololu Olunloyo administration (October – December, 1983) and became the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Oyo State in the Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja government in 2003. He was a member of the National Political Reforms Conference put together by the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo-led Federal Government in 2005.

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Senator Olorunimbe Mamora

Why people are anxious about Buhari — Mamora

SENATOR Adeleke Olurunnimbe Mamora medical doctor turned politician was speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly at the advent of the Fourth Republic in 1999 and followed up his legislative strides with two successive terms in the Senate where he largely imprinted upon the populace through his principled and punchy interventions. A chorister in his local Lagos Baptist church, Senator Mamora who was the deputy director of the triumphant Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, in this interview responds to assertions of misuse of resources by the National Assembly and the alleged selectivity in the fight against corruption among other issues.

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GovPeterObi

Political Notes

The spark and spoof that had been characteristic of the politics of Anambra State was on a hiatus for the eight years Mr. Peter Obi was governor. In that time, the political trouble makers understandably went underground. With Obi’s departure, the kind of adventurous political satire that the state had been reputed may well be returning. Last weekend’s Supreme Court judgment sacking the Prince Kenneth Emekayi led executive of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is the undisputable fact that Anambra politics is again returning to the confusion that it had been well noted for. In its place, the apex court affirmed the supremacy of the rival Chief Ejike Oguebego led executive putatively led by Chief Chris Uba.

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Victor Umeh

Abia: Ikpeazu is delaying reality — Umeh

The faceoff between the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over control of the Abia State Government House has lately been at the issue of discourse in political circles in the state and among concerned political stakeholders. At issue is the judgment of the Court of Appeal nullifying the election of Governor Okeizie Ikpeazu of the PDP as governor on the basis of alleged irregularities in three local government areas of the state. The court in its decision pronounced the APGA governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti as the rightful winner of the election, a judgment that has elicited strong approvals and disapprovals based on political sentiments.

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James Okpara

Abia: S-Court ‘ll do justice — Okpara

The faceoff between the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over control of the Abia State Government House has lately been at the issue of discourse in political circles in the state and among concerned political stakeholders. At issue is the judgment of the Court of Appeal nullifying the election of Governor Okeizie Ikpeazu of the PDP as governor on the basis of alleged irregularities in three local government areas of the state. The court in its decision pronounced the APGA governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti as the rightful winner of the election, a judgment that has elicited strong approvals and disapprovals based on political sentiments.

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan during the  world press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday.

I didn’t negotiate with fake BoKo Haram — Jonathan

It was not the thunderous response that was expected. With his regime under fire for all sorts of allegations ranging from corruption to incompetence, it was thought former President Goodluck Jonathan will react to all the charges against his administration when he appeared before the diplomatic community in Geneva, Switzerland. Word had gone round that the former president will speak on all the corruption allegations and that he would even entertain questions on any subject concerning his administration.

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